Crank Brothers Power Pump Pump Review

3.00 out of 5
By 2leftfeet    on Jan 6, 2009

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December 15, 2012
Cons: This thing SUCKS. I lugged it around on my frame for a hundred miles or so and then one day, when I actually needed it, I couldn't get enough air in the tire to even limp out to the trail head. Way over priced for a product that doesn't work.

Recommendation: I would not recommend this pump to anybody.

December 12, 2012
Pros: Lightweight, high volume, pressure gauge

Cons: Locking the valve stem, pressure valve

Recommendation: I've had good luck with this pump. It pumps super fast and although it has a pressure gauge, it's not very accurate. It is better than not having one though. It at least gets you in the ball park. It is kind of a pain in the ass locking the valve stem on.

December 7, 2010
Pros: Decent size for a pump, easily fits in my pack.
The dual head seems to work pretty well for either valve type.

Cons: I have never successfully pumped a tire up to decent pressure with it.
High Volume / High pressure switch doesn't seem to make much difference.

Recommendation: I got so mad at this stupid pump that I finally got a CO2 inflator. Now I wonder why I ever even bothered with a pump.

The Genuine Innovations Air Chuck, with a cartridge, is 1/2 the price of this, and inflates a 2.3" MTB tire in seconds.

December 3, 2010
Pros: Comes with frame mount.
Light weight.
Dual pressure system.

Cons: Rotating head only works in one direction

Recommendation: This is a great emergency pump. I got mine for $15 so is a steal for the price.

March 27, 2007
Recommendation: For emegencies the pump works pretty good. It is compact in size which is both good and bad. Good-as it is light weight and easily stowed in a camelbak or shirt pouch. Bad-The compact size makes it a bit cumbersom for someone with larger hands.

November 28, 2005
Recommendation: Works pretty well. I like the adjustable inflation pressure. Downside is that the rotating head is somewhat confusing as it rotates both directions but only works properly in one direction.

Crank Brothers Power Pump 3.00 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.